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Honeybee Parasite Found in Scotland

Animals  (tags: Animals, Biodiversity, Biology, Conservation, Ecology, Food, Insects, Natural resources, Pollinators, Sustainability, UK )

- 1917 days ago -
A parasite affecting honeybees has been spotted in Scotland for the first time, potentially posing a new threat to our battered bee population.

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Danuta W (1249)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 3:59 am

Gloria picchetti (304)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 6:57 am
Noted and shared.

Agnes N (703)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 3:57 pm
Thanks Judy

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 12:17 pm
Thank you, Judy for this...

Dianne D (490)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 12:23 pm
Very scary. When the honey bee is gone, so is a lot of our food source.

Malgorzata Zmuda (198)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 12:45 pm
szkoda pszczˇł

sue l (41)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 12:59 pm
This is a worry.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 1:15 pm
'Or it has come in more recently, spread very rapidly and could be a more serious problem. At the moment it's an unknown threat.'
Probably conjured up in a corporate laboratory.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 1:30 pm
Thanks for info.

Suzanne L (99)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 1:35 pm
Noted. Very disturbing.

paula eaton (30)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 2:16 pm
Between pesticides and parasites the bees are on the way to extinction. Sad news.

Ila Vazquez (2)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 2:56 pm
Noted & not good for the bees or anyone. I've been hearing about a decline in bees for quite awhile now & this is not surprising. So many animals are on the decline. I hope something can be done for the bees.

Ann Breeden (65)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 3:28 pm
I wonder if they've been using the same pesticides that are used in the U.S. or if this is something entirely different? Either way, I hope something's done soon to protect the bees.

Natalie V (27)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 4:07 pm

Winn A (179)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 6:11 pm

Julie W (32)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 9:17 pm
Oh no, more bad news for bees. Which ultimately means bad news for us, as without pollination we cold lose many of our food crops. Scary!

Ruth C (87)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 5:31 am
Poor Bees, its not bad enough that they have people working them to make a profit, now they have another problem, parasites.

MmAway M (505)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 3:06 pm
Gads, as if they didn't have enough problems! Thank you Judy!

Sergio Padilla (65)
Monday February 25, 2013, 12:49 pm
No bees no food

Klaus Peters (14)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 4:14 am
A potentially catastrophic situation if we cannot stop the decline of the honey bee population.
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